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Where is Nambia? President Trump 'invents' African country

Where is Nambia? President Trump 'invents' African country

Image copyright AFP Image caption President Trump also met African leaders at the G7 summit in May “Nambia’s health system is increasingly self-sufficient,” said US President Donald Trump at a lunch with African leaders in New York on Wednesday, reeling off a list of their nations’ achievements. But no such country exists. Could the US […]

Causing friction

Causing friction

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Bollywood actress Sunny Leone is the brand ambassador for Manforce condoms A condom company has been forced to pull down an advertisement promoting their popular Manforce brand ahead of the major Hindu festival of Navratri in the western state of Gujarat after protests by some Indians. The BBC’s Geeta […]

Iran nuclear deal: US 'sunset clause' concern remains – Tillerson

Iran nuclear deal: US 'sunset clause' concern remains – Tillerson

Image copyright Reuters Image caption All seven countries which negotiated the nuclear deal were at the talks US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has said Washington continues to have “significant issues” with the Iran nuclear deal, after his first talks with his Iranian counterpart. But Mr Tillerson said the talks were “very matter of fact”, […]

Myanmar VP 'concern' over Rakhine

Myanmar VP 'concern' over Rakhine

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Mr Van Thio said the “great majority” of Muslims had stayed in Myanmar Myanmar’s Vice-President Henry Van Thio has said his government is “deeply concerned” about the exodus of people from Rakhine state into Bangladesh. Speaking at the UN General Assembly, he said Myanmar was investigating “a problem of […]

Mexico earthquake: Race to find survivors under collapsed school

Mexico earthquake: Race to find survivors under collapsed school

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Workers dug through toppled buildings in Mexico City for a second night Rescuers are racing against the clock to reach survivors trapped under the rubble of a school in Mexico City which collapsed during Tuesday’s earthquake. One of them, a 13-year-old girl, is believed to be sheltering under a table, […]

Sri Lankan baby farms: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Sri Lankan baby farms: Minister admits illegal adoption trade

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Sri Lankan health minister said foreign adoptions were temporarily banned in the 1980s because of “baby farms” Sri Lankan authorities have admitted in a Dutch documentary that thousands of babies born there were fraudulently sold for adoption abroad in the 1980s. Up to 11,000 children could have been […]

Shots fired

Shots fired

Image caption A police officer aims his gun at Scout Schultz, moments before the student died The shooting of a student at Georgia Tech has raised questions over when and why police resort to deadly force. In some cities, including one of America’s poorest and most violent, officers are trying a different approach. On 17 […]

Canada MP sorry for Catherine McKenna 'climate Barbie' remark

Canada MP sorry for Catherine McKenna 'climate Barbie' remark

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Catherine McKenna said sexist comments would not stop women taking part in politics A Canadian Conservative MP has apologised after referring to environment minister Catherine McKenna as “climate Barbie”. Gerry Ritz made the comment on Twitter during an online exchange over a climate-change report. The tweet provoked a furious response […]

Fed to start unwinding bond portfolio

Fed to start unwinding bond portfolio

Image copyright Getty Images The Federal Reserve has said that it will start to run down some of the investments it made to boost the US economy after the financial crisis. In October the Fed will start to reduce a $4.2trn portfolio of US Treasury bonds and mortgage-backed securities, it said. It will initially cut […]

Catalonia referendum: Spain PM calls for 'escalation' to stop

Catalonia referendum: Spain PM calls for 'escalation' to stop

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCatalonia’s separatist government is defying a Constitutional Court order to halt the 1 October vote Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has gone on national TV to urge Catalan separatists to abandon their plans for a referendum on 1 October. He asked the region’s government to give up […]